Colts To Re-Sign Adam Vinatieri

Adam Vinatieri is coming back to the Colts this season. The kicker’s agent is nearing a new deal to re-sign with the Colts, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Adam Vinatieri (vertical)

Vinatieri has been with the Colts for the last 12 seasons and the team is now looking to make it a baker’s dozen. The kicker recently celebrated his 45th birthday, but the team believes that he still has enough left in the tank.

Technically speaking, Vinatieri’s completion percentage has been sliding since he connected on a career-high 96.8% of his kicks in 2014. He’s still doing okay in his old age, however. In 2017, Vinatieri made 85.3% of his attempts, placing him 13th in the NFL. He also nailed five kicks of 50+ yards and missed only two extra points.

Vinatieri already has his place in the record books as he is No. 2 all-time in points with 2,487 and field goals with 559. Witha nother 58 points, he can surpass Morten Andersen’s watermark of 2,544.

Vinatieri is off the market, but this year’s free agent class of kickers still includes names such as Nick Folk (who just received medical clearance this week), Kai Forbath,Matt Bryant, Graham Gano, and Sebastian Janikowski.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

View Comments (5)
newest oldest

5 comments on “Colts To Re-Sign Adam Vinatieri

  1. Alex Graboyes

    Funny how this is breaking news. Trust he gonna be kicking while-he is in his 70’s at this rate

    0
    0
  2. rbibaseball57

    the 85.3% was the only the result of the Colts sucking on offense this year. He also missed two kicks in a snowstorm in Buffalo

    0
    0
  3. rbibaseball57

    the 85.3% was the only the result of the Colts stinking on offense this year. He also missed two kicks because of a snowstorm in Buffalo

    0
    0
  4. chgobangbang

    Bears need a kicker, question is you need to get lucky in lower end of draft or as UFA? Curious how many current nfl kickers were originally UFA

    0
    0

Leave a Reply